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Brain consolidates memory with three-step brainwave

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Our long-term memory is consolidated when we sleep. Short-term memory traces in the hippocampus, an area deep in the brain, are then relocated to more outer parts of the brain. An international team of neuroscientists, among who Mathilde Bonnefond and Til Ole Bergmann from the Donders Institute at Radboud…

CPAP therapy reduces symptoms of depression in adults with sleep apnea

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A new study shows that depressive symptoms are extremely common in people who have obstructive sleep apnea, and these symptoms improve significantly when sleep apnea is treated with continuous positive airway pressure therapy. Results show that nearly 73 percent of sleep apnea patients (213 of 293 patients) had…

Sleep apnea 'could be misdiagnosed as depression'

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More than 70% of people with sleep apnea experience symptoms of depression, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Researchers say their findings indicate a possibility that the sleep condition could be misdiagnosed as depression. Researchers found CPAP was effective reducing depressive symptoms among…

Baby sleep: which position is best?

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Providing your baby with a safe sleeping environment is vital to your baby’s health but what exactly does that mean? What position is best for my baby? What type of bed is best for my baby? Should bumpers be placed in the crib? The list of questions goes on…